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Mar 27, 2011 6:30pm PDT
speed bike for a spin. the accelerate is on the handlebars but riders can also use pedal power. this rider is traveling at 40 kilometers an hour. but bikes can reach 100 kilometers an hour. >> it's incredible how much nour electric bike has. >> and this is where it's made. p.g. bikes in southern germany. in twipe the company's founder had the idea to build this luxury electric bike which officially isn't a bike at all. >> according to german and european standards, the black trail is a motor bike, so you need a motorcycle license to ride it or you can ride it like a mow ped or scooter. >> the company has been building bikes and ebikes for those who appreciate modern technology and novel design. the company's black trail model is attracting a lot of attention. it boasts a 16 horsepower electric motor, a battery range that gives you 1,600 kilometers on a single charge and has parts used like carbon, like used in formula one cars. >> it's incredibly light and strong. this rim can hold three up thes and weighs 3/4 of a kilo and you can't break the spokes no matter how hard you try. you c
PBS
Mar 6, 2011 6:30pm PST
the holmenkollen opened in 1892. the ski jump has been rebuilt 18 times. this is what it used to look like. ♪ the headquarters of julien de smedt are in copenhagen. there are also offices in oslo and brussels. this is where the new ski jump was designed. it was a considerable challenge for the young team. it was a foray into traditional and high-tech territory. >> you needed a certain width. you also needed to have protection from the wind all along the course. the same goes for appear. you need a strong protection from the wind. you have a separation occurs along the facades. the separation of requires a type of filtering so you do not create extra turbulence in the space. you fell to the wind -- you filter the wind and slow it down. >> he is not the only one to design and ski jumps recently. someone is planning to design an artificial slope in copenhagen. in oslo, visitors can travel to the very tip in a diagonal lift. ♪ from there, they have a view over the whole city and the sea. it is peaceful affair compared to the activity of the bottom. preparations for the nordic ski
PBS
Mar 20, 2011 6:30pm PDT
us in the french capital while she was rushing from one show to the next. >> that is the walk of a super model in a fashion show. >> while this is her in private on the streets of paris. born in what was then czechoslovakia, today she is one of the highest paid models in the world. during the paris shows, her agency is in a commotion of activity. but in the midst of all, carol linnik is an island of column. -- carol lena is an island of calm. now 26, shuster of which was just 16. >> for four years straight i had no time to see friends and have fun. i really worked. >> but the hard work was worth it. her career went ballistic. she became the model of choice for labels like vehrs taji and york. -- versace and oior. >> i love carolina. she is a great woman. >> the top model progressed into stardom. but she remains a woman with your feet firmly on the ground. >> the more you are around beautiful things and people say oh, my god, you're the best, it is very easy to forget and lose touch of real things. i think is very important. i love talking to people on the street, people i do not kn
PBS
Mar 20, 2011 8:30pm PDT
the solution that we -- a construction worker explained to us at the time of the blackout. >> we were able to interview one worker who was working at the reactor number one and twongs w with this man who was the tsunami worker said at the power plant and it was -- everything was a total mess and he tried to confirm if the electrical system was still working, but he found out that after being submerged under water it wasn't working and since electricity has stopped there's nothing that could be used to cool the reactors because the earthquake and tsunamis were far beyond the assumption of the design of the plant. all six reactors lost power supply. the key solution is to recover that power supply, however for reactors three and four, we see that the water and the spent fuel storage pool is evaporating and high levels of radiation is being detected in the area around these buildings making work in the area very dangerous. so the first thing that was done was water injection by tokyo fire department and the self-defense force to reactor number three. we went to report on the harsh condit
PBS
Mar 13, 2011 6:30pm PDT
he -- he used paper-thin glass with silver coating on the inside. the color of his glass was the inspiration. these lamps can be plugged into each other or plugged into other household products. >> some people might think designers are superofficial and just come up with new styles. but design also involves using know-how to create a new product. it's often the designers themselves that inspire the new direction taken by engineers. >> he is only 29 but already has some speck tackler achievements under his belt. he was invited to milan twice and teaches as the -- >> in 2010 he won the coveted red-dot award. he's the rising star of german design. >> i don't see myself as a star at all. of course it's a great honor to get all these prizes. i'm still overjoyed to have received them. it's nice to be known people understand your products. >> he designs new concepts with the -- with international companies. >> this bird house was designed in cooperation with the calone company. the idea was that you can attach a bird house to a tree with a belt strap that way you don't need hooks or nai
PBS
Mar 6, 2011 8:30pm PST
important to keep in mind, this house was designed as a weekend home only, to be used by one individual. >> baer: thank you. >> mm-hmm. >> baer: that individual was mies' client dr. edith farnsworth their story begins in downtown chicago in 1945. dr. farnsworth, a well-to-do kidney specialist, had just bought herself a chunk of land along the fox river. 42 and single, she was looking for an architect to help her build a small weekend getaway there. but some say her interest in mies van der rohe went beyond architecture. to get the real story on mies and edith, i talked to june finfer, who wrote a play about their relationship. so how did they meet? >> mies van der rohe and edith farnsworth met at a small dinner party, and i suspect that she arranged to meet him. >> baer: at dinner, edith found herself intrigued with the 59-year-old architectural heavyweight sitting silently across from her. >> so she's having dinner with this guy, and she's telling him all about this beautiful property with the great trees and the birds and the river, and he doesn't say a word. she didn't kno
PBS
Mar 13, 2011 8:30pm PDT
name of one of the early spanish adventurers who explored this part of the world. we could also use as an emblem for the house, a caravel. i doubt if we are likely to find a better name. yours sincerely, james deering." >> i think as a world traveler james deering viewed architectural history from a lens of timelessness. he knew what the princes of the renaissance had built. he related to the princes of american industry changing the world in the way the medicis changed the world of renaissance europe. >> vizcaya had to look like a italian villa that had been lived by several generations for 300 years, and the place was never meant to looked new. >> and yet it's built in the 20th century and it doesn't look corny, it's not a pastiche. it's the real thing. >> in 1910, industrialist james deering started making plans to build his dream palace in a primeval jungle. a wealthy bachelor of rich and refined taste, he dedicated the rest of his life to creating one of the greatest estates in america. >> one of the most fascinating aspects of vizcaya is that it was built at the end of the world.
PBS
Mar 27, 2011 8:30pm PDT
five songs that people use for weddings, and he says, "wagner has one, and john denver has two." >> i've heard annie's song with the strolling violins in st. mark's square in venice. i heard it in an elevator in japan. i've heard it-- i'm just struck when i hear it, and it's not--i have to tell you, i don't connect with it as me anymore. i mean, i did at one time, but it's become so much bigger than that. but the most beautiful time i ever heard it was last summer when my daughter was married, and she married somebody that john actually had the opportunity to get to know before he died. >> i wrote annie's song riding up in a ski lift one day when suddenly i was hypersensitive to how beautiful everything was. the sky was a blue you only see from mountaintops. then i became aware of the other people skiing, the colors of their clothes, the birds singing, the sound of the lift, the sibilant sound of the skiers going down the mountain. all of these things filled up my senses, and when i said this to myself, unbidden images came one after the other: the night in the forest, a walk i
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